Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Wonderful Willow Wings!

I am very lucky in that where I live, there are a good few sized Willow Emerald Damselfly colonies and an example of this can be seen at Nethergong campsite where I often spend quite a bit of time studying and photographing this lovely species. With the season under way, I will no doubt be looking for photos to better last years images and with this in mind, I decided at the weekend to try for a number of images with the wings open. Its always nice to be able to photograph newly emerged damselflies as there wings have a lovely clean rainbow appearance about them at some angles but with the sunshine proving an issue, I tried to make the best of the situation and ended up with a few pleasing images. A starting point at least from which to work with. I shall be trying to again photograph a mating pair this year which I struggled with last year and will hopefully have many hours of entertainment with them and maybe even learn something new along the way. Its been a long wait but i'm certainly going to enjoy it. 



Willow Emerald Damselfly (female) 

Willow Emerald Damselfly (male) 

Willow Emerald Damselfly (female)

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots Marc. Particularly like the 3rd one down.

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    1. Many thanks Bob. A tricky species sometimes to get all in focus due to the long abdomen.

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    1. Many thanks Bob. Much appreciated.

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  3. Delightful images, Marc. My favorites are the last two. I'm looking forward to more splendid Willow Emerald observations from yourself.

    Best wishes, Richard

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    1. Many thanks Richard. Hopefully I can bring you and others many more photos of these superb damselflies.

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